St. Apollinaris Catholic Church • 3700 Lassen Street • Napa, CA 94558 • (707)257-2555

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Napa Valley's St. Apollinaris Catholic Church invites you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community.

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WELCOME TO SAINT APOLLINARIS CATHOLIC CHURCH!

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formed-logo-circle.pngOPENING THE WORD - REFLECTIONS ON THE SUNDAY READINGS
Sunday, July 22, The 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, "Are you searching?"
Opening the Word is a program offering prayer and insights for the Saturday readings featuring a variety of presenters for personal faith formation. Watch the video or download the Prayer Journal at FORMED.ORG

FEAST OF SAINT APOLLINARIS – FRIDAY, JULY 20
Friday, July 20 is the feast day of our parish patron, Saint Apollinaris of Ravenna. Join us for Mass at 7:00 am or 8:45 am, followed by exposition of a relic from this 1st century Bishop and Martyr. Hospitality will follow both morning Masses, and prayer cards that were touched to the relic of St. Apollinaris will be available after Mass.

MARIAN SISTERS OF SANTA ROSA - BBQ & PICNIC – JULY 22, 3:00 PM, 5390 WASHINGTON ST
Join us for an afternoon of food and fellowship on Sunday, July 22, at 3:00 PM for a fun-filled day featuring tri-tip, chicken, chili, salads, and all the trimmings, fine Napa Valley wines, great desserts, sparkling conversation, games for the children, petting zoo, raffle Items. At the Smith Family Ranch, 5390 Washington Street. $50 per person / $90 per family ($60 per person / $110 per family at the door.) RSVP to Marian Sisters Barbecue, PO Box 2641, Yountville, CA 94599, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or here

STEUBENVILLE NORCAL - JULY 27 - 29 AT SAN MATEO CONVENTION CENTER
Steubenville Youth Conference for high school youth grades 9 - 12 at San Mateo Convention Center. Profoundly impact and jump start your faith journey by attending. Don't miss this unique opportunity to draw closer to Christ. Information at http://www.sryouth.org

CATECHISTS AND TEACHER AIDES NEEDED
We are looking for volunteers as catechists and aides – anyone who might be interested in working with our after-school classes Tuesdays or Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm. No experience needed, the information for each class is in a Teacher's Guide. We are also looking for anyone interested in helping with the Sunday program for 3 and 4 year olds during the 9:00 am and 10:30 am Masses. Please call Laura Schafle at the religious education office, (707)255-7200.

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET - MONDAYS AT 3:00 PM
Toward the end of the school year, many students began praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 pm for a friend who was in the hospital. Join us throughout the summer months on Mondays at 3:00 pm in front of the tabernacle – for their intentions and your intentions.

30113952.jpgCAN YOU HELP US TO UPGRADE OUR MUSIC BOOKS FOR THE 5:30 PM SUNDAY YOUTH MASS?
The books we're using for the 5:30 pm Sunday youth Mass are so far out of date that they still use the "old" translation of the Mass from almost 10 years ago. Also, they are paperbacks and have seen better days. Help us raise $5,000 to buy new, hardback books with the "new" Mass translation and new music. Questions? Contact Fr. David. If you want to donate, please write "5:30 pm Song Books" on the comment line. Thank you!

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT ALL THE LAYERS OF VESTMENTS THE PRIEST WEARS ARE ABOUT?
Each of the vestments has a history, a meaning, and a prayer associated with it. Click here for a handy PDF guide (suitable for coloring, too!) detailing the names, meaning, and prayer for each of the items a priest wears during Mass.

CYO.pngCATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION (CYO) SIGN UPS - AUGUST 14 - 21
Annual Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) sign ups are from August 14 through 21. Cost is $225.00. Online enrollment at https://stapollinariscyo.sportngin.com

DIOCESE OF SANTA ROSA - RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS 2018 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The Diocese of Santa Rosa will present a day of prayer and fellowship for all adults from the Diocese. This Years theme: "Called to be Holy Families." To be held at Cardinal Newman School, in Santa Rosa. To Register Contact: Carmen Perez Aanenson, Diocese of Santa Rosa, Department of Religious Education This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (707)566-3366 / Fax (707)791-7495

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, also known as RCIA, is the process by which non-Catholics are prepared for reception into the Roman Catholic Church. For information, please call the Parish Office (707)257-2555. Classes begin in September.

DEFEATING THE DEVIL
Never has the devil, demonic possession, and exorcism been so widely discussed as it is today. And yet, few satisfactory explanations are proffered. This powerful film describes the origin of the evil spirit, the devil's descent, and his interruption in the world from the temptation of Adam and Eve to the present day.. This movie is not rated, but was created with an adult audience in mind. Parental Guidance is strongly recommended. View the movie on FORMED.ORG

marriage-encounter1.pngMARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND – FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 - SUNDAY AUGUST 26 IN SACRAMENTO
A Marriage Encounter weekend is an amazing opportunity to get away with your spouse and to focus on your relationship with each other and with God. Learn tools needed to deepen these relationships. The next weekend is August 24 - 26 in Sacramento. For information call (916)489-3464 or go to http://www.sacramentowwme.org.

SAINT APOLLINARIS PARISH BARBECUE - SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, AFTER THE 4:30 PM MASS
Save the date! Our parish barbecue will be after the 4:30 pm Mass on Saturday, August 25. Watch the bulletin and website for more information.

LECTIO: EUCHARIST - UNVEILING SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION
"The Lamb of God," "The Bread of Life," "The Body and the Blood of Christ" ... these are phrases we know from the Mass. Do we understand what they mean in the greater and deeper context of Scripture and Church teaching? Discover firsthand how Christ's Body and Blood are an integral and wondrous part of God's plan for our salvation. View the program at FORMED.ORG

ONE FAMILY IN MISSION - 2018 ANNUAL DIOCESAN MINISTRY APPEAL 
We currently have pledges of $67,967.00 toward our goal of $71,812.00. A total of 137 parish families have made pledges. Any amount donated over our assessed goal will be returned to our parish. Thank you for your generosity.

DEAR PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN:
Thank you! When you are here, the church is filled with a joyful noise. When you are here, the Body of Christ is more fully present. When you are here, we are reminded that our worship is not personal, but is a communal prayer where all the baptized participate mystically in the one Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. When you are here, there is hope that this church will continue to be filled for years to come. Thank you! God bless you! You are always welcome at St. Apollinaris!
 

SEMINARIANS BURSE - SUPPORT DIOCESAN VOCATIONS 
Bishop Vasa has created a Seminarian's Burse to assist in the costs of educating tomorrow's priests. Donations may be made in memory of a departed priest. Donations have already been made in memory of Monsignor William Hynes (1925-2018) and Father Michael Kelly (1951-2015).

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THIRD SATURDAY FAITH AND CULTURE SPEAKER SERIES
Presented by the St. Apollinaris Evangelization Team
Free of Charge. All are welcome. Donations accepted.
 
 
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AUGUST 19, 9:30 AM
Greg Tarcynski
"Being and Time"
 
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SEPTEMBER 15, 9:30 AM
Deacon Roger Hogan

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OCTOBER 20, 9:30 AM
Tom Riley
"Dracula, Vampires, and Catholic Doctrine"

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NOVEMBER 17, 9:30 AM
Steve Ray

 

Learn more about our school here:

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Link to St. Apollinaris School Website

 

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE — STARTS ON ASH WEDNESDAY
Why not make the intention of spending one hour a week in front of Planned Parenthood in prayer?
Join us this Wed for opening prayer at 9:00 am
Call Chris at (707)252-0191 to sign up.

Walk for Life Bus Trip - San Francisco - January

40 Days for Life - Napa (October and Lent)

Life Chain Napa - October 

Napa Valley Culture of Life (Umbrella Respect Life Organization in Napa)

Birthright - a great Napa Community Pregnancy Resource

Alpha Pregnancy Clinic

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In the words of Pope Francis, “even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect”.

Youth Ministry

"Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."  -1 Timothy 4:12

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St. Apollinaris Mission

St. Apollinaris is a welcoming Catholic Christian Community united by faith in God, nourished by Jesus through both the Word and the Eucharist and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

We invite you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community through prayer, faith formation, evangelization, stewardship, hospitality, and social justice.

Religious Education

”Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them.” - Matthew 19:14
As a child ages their understanding of our faith will grow and mature with continued faith formation. Our Catholic faith has much to offer with yearly education a child will grow in understand and love of God. St. Apollinaris has much to offer children through our religious education program.

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Women's Guild

The purpose of the St. Apollinaris Women’s Guild is threefold: Spiritual, Social, and Service. We sponsor a Day of Reflection for members; Bible Study is ongoing; there are 2 dinner meetings, a Mass and Brunch; and we have day trips planned for our members. We do Service by helping with events at St. A’s.

An event is planned each month (Oct – May).

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Family Life

A monthly gathering of married and engaged couples with the goal of assisting them to become the "true" domestic church. This is done by providing tools and information to help them live out God's Plan for the Sacrament of Marriage and to create a vibrant and positive community of married couples. Activities include speakers, dinners, movie nights, game nights, informative video presentations on Catholic teaching about living God's Plan for marriage, family nights, and couple time.